Paris: the tantalizing, neveraging goddess. Living in Paris may truly be a unique experience, as the affluent can benefit here from the best of everything that makes life worth living. The City of Light is not just the Capital of France, but the Capital of elegance, refinement and good taste, in terms of gourmet cuisine, fashion and architecture.
Paris is divided into 20 arrondisements, arranged in the form of a spiral and starting in the center, on the Right Bank of the Seine. The fanciest and most expensive are the 6th, home to many artists and celebrities in the past, the 7th, that includes the Eiffel Tower and the Dome des Invalides, the 8th, where one can find the Arc du Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, or the 16th, the quiet residential, upperclass area, the least populated of the arrondisements.
Highclass Parisian architecture is defined by the quality of the materials, the elegance of the adornments and the importance granted to light. The tall, beautiful windows, the eyes of Parisian buildings, let light flood the wonderful, generous interiors. But if one wishes to grasp the quintessential of living in Paris, an exceptional view is needed on top of all the above. Here is a list of five beautiful apartments in some of the most soughtafter arrondisements in Paris and offering the most amazing views in the Capital of France.
1. A view over the Eiffel Tower
Many might categorize this image as a cliché, but the Eiffel Tower was, at the time of its display at the 1889 World’s Fair, a symbol of progress and faith in the future. This apartment in the 16th district integrates the view over the famous monument into an artistic, contemporary décor that leaves no room for clichés.
2. A view over the Seine
The famous and romantic river that crosses the Capital of France has two natural islands: Ile de la Cite and Ile de SaintLouis. This view over the Seine is captured from an apartment situated in a beautiful Art Deco building, on the Island of SaintLouis. The bridge consisting of multiple cast iron arches was built in 1876, is called Pont Sully and offers, at its turn, extraordinary views over the island and the NotreDame cathedral.
3. A view over the Dome des Invalides
An architectural tribute brought to the military history of France, the Dome des Invalides, a complex of monuments built in the 17th Century is, at its turn, an impressive sight. This bright apartment in the 7th arrondisement, offers a view over the golden cupola shining in the memory of France’s glorious past.
4. A view on the Bois de Boulogne
The Bois de Boulogne (Boulogne Woods) is yet another indisputable symbol of the city. Created in the 19th Century and including 845 hectares of greenery, it is two and a half times larger than the Central Park in New York. As Paris is quite a crowded city, a view over the old trees of Boulogne, such as the one offered by this apartment in the 16th district, is a luxury in itself.
5. A view over the Arc du Triomphe de l’Etoile
Probably among the most emblematic views an apartment in Paris could offer, the Arc du Triomphe stands at the Western end of the ChampsElysee, majestically honouring French heroes. The monument sumptuously appears in the frames of the many tall windows of this residence in the 8th arrondissement, adding value to its beauty and elegance.
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